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Sika Walking Trail - Wareham Forest
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

2 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Starting from the Sika trail car park in WarehaDog walkers in Wareham Forestm Forest, Dorset,  enjoy the Scenery of Wareham Forest on foot or by bike by  following the tracked routes through the forest and across the heath.

The trail is  generally flat with a couple of inclines and is suitable for cyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities.

What do other visitors say?

if I enter wareham forest from moreden road, is a map available for walks with or without a dog

Anonymous, 8/Feb/2016

Thank you for your comment on the Forestry Commission website about access into Wareham Forest from Morden Road. We encourage access to Wareham from the Sika Trail car park and along the Sika Trail and maps are available for these routes at the Wareham Office. A large area from the Morden Road is access land and a map can be found at:

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Hi, love walking with our dog over Wareham Forest....beautiful scenery and great trails! Could you let us know if there is a wooden structure / a watch tower in the forest somewhere that you can climb up? A friend has told us there is, but we have searched several times and walked for hours, but not found it! (We're not sure if they're joking us!) Thanks in advance if you can solve this riddle for us!

Nicci Pointer, 28/Dec/2015

Thank you for your comment. The tower you are referring to is undoubtedly a high seat which our Wildlife Ranger uses for deer observation purposes. Unfortunately due to health and safety considerations this is not open for public use.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Walked here today but did not see any way markers at all once we left the car park.Very nice paths but difficult to be sure which way was best once we got to the outer boundary. Did meet another walker who gave us some help and did eventually find the car park again following the sound of the road .

Anonymous, 17/Sep/2015
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • If you wish to ride on Forestry Commission tracks in Ringwood or Wareham you are required to have a Forestry Commission Riding Permit.
  • Wildlife
  • The Sika Cycle Trail takes its name from the sika deer found in this forest and throughout the county.
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